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Poster: AIDSvideos Date: Jan 19, 2009 10:18am
Forum: audio Subject: should mp3 audio file be a separate object from corresponding video file?

I've uploaded about 96 videos to date. I'm now going to create and upload .mp3 equivalents for most of them so people can listen to the content on portable audio players.

Am I correct in thinking that IA's preferred approach in this situation is for me to create a completely separate object for the .mp3, so you wind up with one record for the video and one record for the audio, which are unconnected to each other?

From a user experience/browsing standpoint, it seems like it might be nice if there were a single object with the metadata about the item and the user could see that both video and audio versions are available. But it seems like the system is designed so that content is firmly segmented by type (video vs. audio) and not bundling up related items of distinct types.

Please let me know if there's a way to attach the .mp3 as an additional format to the existing video objects or to indicate the correspondence between the separate records. Otherwise, I'll just go ahead and create separate audio records. Thanks as always!

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Jan 19, 2009 11:53am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: should mp3 audio file be a separate object from corresponding video file?

Am I correct in thinking that IA's preferred approach in this situation is for me to create a completely separate object for the .mp3, so you wind up with one record for the video and one record for the audio, which are unconnected to each other?

Not necessarily. I've seen people who upload video sermons often tuck an audio-mp3 version into the item, and that seems to work pretty well.